O.J. Simpson Appeals Conviction, Alleges Racial Bias

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O.J. Simpson says his conviction for robbery and kidnapping was totally flawed because black jurors were wrongly excluded and the judge was prejudiced.

Really.

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Addressing a three-justice panel of the Nevada Supreme Court, his attorney Yale Galanter, said O.J.'s guilty verdict should be overturned for said reasons.

Simpson, who was acquitted after allegedly killing his ex-wife and her friend in 1995, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2007 kidnapping/robbery.

Galanter said a litany of flaws called the outcome of the 2008 case into question, however, saying the judge served as a de facto prosecutor against O.J.

"I don't think this trial was handled in a fair and impartial manner," Galanter said of Judge Jackie Glass, who he believes was biased towards the Juice.

Worst. Appeal. Ever.

Galanter cited an argument with the judge where, he discovered later, a bailiff was standing behind him during the exchange, handcuffs at the ready.

"I had no idea that was happening. But the mental picture that creates for jurors is devastating for a lawyer trying to have credibility," Galanter said.

Also devastating? O.J. when he's in a bad mood. Right, Christie Prody?

Prosecutors also wrongly excluded the only two African-Americans in the jury pool strictly because they might empathize with the defense, he added.

"Their speculation on what these African-American jurors may have done had no place in this court room," he added, saying it "smacked of prejudice."

"It was improper, it was not right," he said. Same could be said of slitting your ex's throat or hiring thugs to rob a memorabilia dealer, but no matter.

State prosecutors denied the two jurors had been unfairly excluded. The court will rule on the appeal of O.J. Simpson 's conviction at a later date.

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